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Obsequy, funeral ceremony: “keep the o. so strict,” Phoen. 12. Plur. --ies == 1) funeral rites: “at this tomb my tributary tears I render for my brethren's --ies,” Tit. I, 160. “her --ies have been as far enlarged as we have warrantise,” Hml. V, 1, 249. “we have done our --ies,” Cymb. IV, 2, 282.
2) love or piety shown to the deceased: “but all in vain are these mean --ies,” H6B III, 2, 146. “these tears are my sweet Rutland's --ies,” H6C I, 4, 147. “the --ies that I for thee will keep nightly shall be to strew thy grave and weep,” Rom. V, 3, 16. “to cross my --ies and true love's rite,” Rom. V, 3, 16
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